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Article Published In Vol.8 (Jan-Feb-2020)

Effect of Role-Play Method on Primary School Pupils’ Academic Achievement and Interest in English Studies in Anambra State

Pages : 12-18, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.8.1.3

Author : Obijiofor, Ebere Oluchukwu and Obumneke-Okeke Ifeoma Mabel (PhD)

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The study investigated the effect of role-play method on primary school pupils’ academic achievement and interest in English Studies in Anambra State. Two research questions guided the study while two hypotheses were tested. The study adopted quasi experimental design and was carried out in public primary schools in Orumba North LGA of Anambra State. The population of the study comprised fifty-three (53) primary schools in the area comprised all the 1,302 primary five pupils. Out of the fifty-three primary schools, two primary schools were purposively selected. Simple random technique was used to select 82 primary 5 pupils made of 42 pupils for experimental group (19 males and 23 females) and 40 pupils for non-experimental group (21 males and 19 females). The instruments for data collection were English Studies Achievement Test (ESAT) and English Studies Interest Scale (ESIS). Validation of the instruments were determined by three experts who are lecturers, two from the Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, and the other a specialist in Measurement and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Foundations, all from Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The reliability of the instruments was established using Cronbach alpha and Kudder-Richardson 20 which was found to be 0.94 and 0.88 for ESAT and ESIS respectively. The research questions were answered using mean while the hypotheses were tested using ANCOVA. The findings of the study revealed that role play method improves the academic achievement and interest of pupils in English Studies more than conventional method. The researchers recommended among others that teachers should utilize role play teaching method in teaching English studies in the classroom which would lead to increased interest and achievement of pupils.
Keywords: Role play, Academic achievement, Interest, English Studies

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